Opportunities in MCB

Undergraduate and Graduate student job opportunities can be explored using the menu links to the right. URA/USRA/MCB-SRA summer positions are advertised in January of each year, while GTA positions are advertised a few months before the beginning of each semester.  Additional Information will be posted here and/or on the MCB Homepage during those application periods.

Graduate Research Opportunities:

  1. A Post-doctoral/Research Associate position is available in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Guelph in the laboratory of Dr. Tariq Akhtar. The research project broadly focuses on the biosynthesis of plant secondary/specialized metabolites. - see details (PDF) (posted Nov. 22, 2018)

  2. A Graduate Student (PhD or MSc) position is available immediately in the Zhang Laboratory (www.thezhanglab.com) at the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Guelph. The Zhang laboratory uses structure-based combinatorial protein engineering technology to create synthetic intracellular probes modulating protein-protein interactions to accelerate understanding of biology and to facilitate development of novel therapeutics. - see details (PDF) (posted Oct. 29, 2018)

  3. A full-time Postdoctoral Research Fellow is available immediately in the Virology Laboratory of Dr. Baozhong Meng, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, the University of Guelph. Dr. Meng’s research program focuses studies on both fundamental and translational research involving diverse projects pertaining to important viruses that significantly impact the grape and wine industry. - see details (PDF) (posted Oct. 2, 2018)

  4. A PhD/Msc graduate student position is immediately available in the Yankulov laboratory in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, at the University of Guelph. The successful candidate will work in the area of epigenetics. - see details (PDF) (posted Sept. 17, 2018).

  5. Research Assistant Position In Molecular Plant Virology available in the lab of Dr. Baozhong Meng, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, the University of Guelph. The incumbent will be mainly involved in genetic diversity and phylogenetic analyses of several grapevine viruses, next generation sequencing and data mining, as well as the maintenance of a plant tissue culture system for testing infectious viral clones - see details (PDF) (posted July 20th, 2018).

  6. An M.Sc./Ph.D. student position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Stephen Seah to study novel enzymes involved in steroid degradation in Mycobacterium tuberculosis and other bacteria. The lab employs a broad range of interdisciplinary techniques including molecular genetics, protein purification, enzyme assays and protein structure determination by X-ray crystallography. Previous graduate students trained in Dr. Seah’s lab have gone on to successful careers in academic labs and biotech/pharma industries.   Details of our lab’s research and recent publications can be found at https://www.uoguelph.ca/mcb/people/dr-stephen-seah.  Interested students with a background in biochemistry, molecular biology, microbiology or related fields can send their CVs, academic transcripts and statement of research interests to Dr. Stephen Seah at sseah@uoguelph.ca. (posted April 9th, 2018).

  7. Graduate student opening (Ph.D. only). The Mathur Lab seeks a highly motivated student interested in working towards a Ph.D. degree from the University of Guelph, Canada. The lab uses a combination of cutting edge techniques in molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry and fluorescent protein aided imaging of living cells to understand organelle behaviour and interactions in plant cells. The research focus for the chosen candidate will be on understanding the basis for organelle extensions, such as matrixules, peroxules and stromules, in achieving and maintaining cellular homeostasis. For more details and recent publications from the lab see: https://mathurlab.github.io/ (posted March 22, 2018)

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